Responsible and sustainable production practices are a priority for Nickel Institute member companies.
Responsible sourcing and ESG due diligence programs are being developed to help companies identify, manage and address environmental, social and governance issues which may occur during mining and nickel production. Such programs ensure a process of continuous improvement.
The Nickel Institute supports its members through participation in the regulatory debate, contributing insights from the nickel sector. We also engage with downstream and end use sectors and with value chain initiatives to ensure that the specificities of nickel are understood and taken into account. The NI also cooperates with other metals industry associations and initiatives to develop and update schemes and standards so that nickel producers can demonstrate compliance with ESG due diligence requirements.
The Nickel Institute is “standard agnostic”.
We do not advocate for a specific framework to be applied by members companies. There are many schemes and standards available. Companies have to consider a wide range of parameters to identify the most appropriate scheme to apply to e.g., the geographies in which they operate, their product portfolio and the value chains and regions that their products serve.